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Older Specialized Hardrock-steel frame-1" steerer-odd dropouts??

Old 12-14-06, 12:18 PM
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Older Specialized Hardrock-steel frame-1" steerer-odd dropouts??

Help.
I got this Specialized Hardrock frame-steel chrome moly decal--Craigs list-yesterday.It is 15.5"-small-so it caught my eye.I'm not a vintage/old bike knowledgable type forum member-I just know about stuff I owned, and I wasn't riding when this was probably sold-early 1990's I'm guessing.
What can you tell me about it?
1)How old?
2) Why the odd rear dropout-picture?
Thanks,
Charlie
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Old 12-14-06, 01:19 PM
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Judging by the biopace chainrings I'd say you've got the time right. Late 80's early 90's.
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Originally Posted by phoebeisis
Help.
I got this Specialized Hardrock frame-steel chrome moly decal--Craigs list-yesterday.It is 15.5"-small-so it caught my eye.I'm not a vintage/old bike knowledgable type forum member-I just know about stuff I owned, and I wasn't riding when this was probably sold-early 1990's I'm guessing.
What can you tell me about it?
1)How old?
2) Why the odd rear dropout-picture?
Thanks,
Charlie
I'd guess very early 1990s. The dropouts are semihorizontal dropouts. They were an odd transition to fully vertical dropouts...kind of a "we want vertical dropouts but don't want to commit to it yet" arrangement.
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file those odd extra pieces inside of the dropouts out and run it as a SS
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Thanks guys.

Thanks guys. The vintage guys say pretty much the same~1990.
cyccomute-makes sense I guess-they aren't horizontal, but not quite vertical.They are also waaaay shorter than any horizontal dropouts, but are just a tiny bit deeper than most vertical dropouts.Thanks.
trin2du-I don't know anything about Biopace, but they seem ok. Still in business?Thanks.
lbthomps-Great minds think alike-crossed my mind to get out the grinder-if only to be able to run a slightly bigger tire by pulling it back more.Thanks
Charlie
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